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bio website lacasadelholandes.es
location Madrigal de la Vera, Spain
age 45
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My name is Hans Polak, I'm the owner, cook, dishwasher, maintenance guy and web designer at 'La Casa del Holandés' in Spain. My wife is the general manager, maître d', kitchen hand, cleaning woman and community manager.

I have a master degree in Cognitive Artificial Intelligence and specialized in Human Computer Interaction. That's the reason I choose GUI Junkie as my on-line personality (GUI stands for Graphical User Interface).

My wife is a psychologist.

Thanks to cooking.stackexchange I'm becoming a better cook, and, to give something back, I've posted a number of improvement suggestions at MSO, resulting in four (!) question bans in one year (these have all been lifted).


Dec
2
revised How to stuff and/or spice the chicken BELOW the skin?
Improved explanation
Sep
13
revised Food Safety Question - Refrigerator Temperature
Added Celsius
Aug
5
revised Does cooking with solar cookers preserve the nutrients in food?
Changed title and body for clarity
Jul
29
revised How do I cook brain to achieve a firmer texture?
Deleted 'cookie' tag
Jul
29
revised How can I store wonton wrappers in the freezer?
Improved title
Jul
23
revised Bell Pepper Mousse - won't charge or discharge
fixed grammer and spelling
May
28
revised How do I flavor popcorn with a minimal amount of fat?
accepted answer did not answer the question, which says "no fat". Added minimal amount of fat, which fits the accepted answer and body of the question
May
20
revised Frying - Oil foams
Added link
May
6
revised How do I get caramels to turn out grainy?
clarifying the last point
Dec
15
revised What is the difference between normal oils and cooking oils?
Corrected spelling
Dec
10
revised How can I determine canning processing times?
added tags
Dec
10
revised Non-dairy ice cream
Grammar + Thank you's are not needed
Oct
23
revised Do shrimp really have sex with their siblings before being served raw in sushi?
corrected spelling
Oct
11
revised Which part of the coffee brew is best?
Improved title (hopefully)
Aug
27
revised How can you speed up a genoise cake mixing?
Corrected genoise for sponge
Jul
2
revised Frying - Oil foams
Spelling
May
24
revised Are there any scientific advantages to using a cork to stop a wine bottle?
Added explanation what an oenologist is, not everybody knows that
Apr
7
revised Why does broccoli turn brown when steaming?
Conclusion of the presentation (in case it disappears)
Mar
24
revised How would you make a roux efficiently?
Improved title
Mar
15
revised Is free-range veal available in the US?
rolled back to a previous revision